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Jump Start Resolution

SAGUACHE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WILL BE ACCEPTING COMMENT CONCERNING THE “JUMP START PROGRAM” RESOLUTION UNTIL THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2024, AT 3PM.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PROVIDE WRITTEN COMMENT YOU MAY EITHER EMAIL THEM TO WENDI MAEZ, ADMINISTRATOR AT wmaez@saguachecounty-co.gov (mailto:wmaez@saguachecounty-co.gov), MAIL THEM TO PO BOX 100, SAGUACHE, CO 81149 OR DELIVER THEM TO 505 3RD STREET, SAGUACHE, CO. 
 

You may view the Proposed Draft Resolution at our website www.saguachecounty.colorado.gov (http://www.saguachecounty.colorado.gov/) or request a copy by emailing wmaez@saguachecounty-co.gov (mailto:wmaez@saguachecounty-co.gov). or by calling 719-655-2231.
 

  Download the Jump Start Resolution 

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Public Notice Forest Reserve Title III Proposed Project

The Saguache County Board of Commissioners is soliciting public proposals to spend Forest Service Title III funds for any projects that will be used for projects that adjoin US Federal Property for Fire Wise Programs. Written proposals must be received by 3PM on THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2024. 
 
Written project request must be submitted to the Saguache County Administration office 505 3rd Street, Saguache, CO or emailed to wmaez@saguachecounty-co.gov (mailto:wmaez@saguachecounty-co.gov), or can be mailed to PO Box 100, Saguache, CO 81149.  The deadline for submittal THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2024, at 3PM.

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Saguache County Childcare Committee Request for Proposals for Assessment to Remodel Childcare Facility in Saguache, Colorado

The Saguache County Childcare Committee is a coalition of community members and Saguache County employees to establish a daycare facility in Saguache, Colorado. We are seeking proposals from licensed contractors to assess 710 Denver Avenue, Saguache, Colorado for renovation needs, in compliance with regulations of the State of Colorado for Childcare Facilities. The purpose of this RFP is to invite contractors with relevant experience to submit proposals to the Saguache County Childcare Committee. 

The Assessment will include:

  • Physical building upgrades and repairs, including but not limited to carpentry, roofing, flooring, and painting. 
  • Bathroom renovations for ADA compliance 
  • Kitchen renovations for commercial kitchen compliance
  • Heating upgrades
  • Plumbing upgrades
  • Electrical upgrades
  • Playground, grounds, and fencing upgrades

The ideal contractor will have a record of experience with:

  • General contracting includes the ability to assess carpentry, heating, plumbing, and electrical. 
  • Knowledge of commercial kitchen regulations and ADA compliance. 
  • Responsive communication. 

The selected contractor will be responsible for assessing the building, with possible assistance from a qualified consultant on Child Care Facility regulations. 

Please include in proposal:

  • A description of the contractor, including name(s) and credentials of those that would be involved in the project.
  • A description of the previous relevant experience of the contractor.
  • Proposed budget.
  • Schedule availability. 
  • General Liability insurance documentation and documentation of Workers' Compensation insurance as required by the Labor Code of the State of Colorado and Employers Liability Insurance. Evidence of qualified self-insured status may be substituted.

Direct general RFP project questions to Wendi Maez, Saguache County Administrator, at wmaez@saguachecounty-co.gov.

Proposals may be submitted by email to wmaez@saguachecounty-co.gov by the deadline of Friday July 31, 2024, at 3pm.

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Saguache County Sales Tax Grants Available Now!

You know that idea you’ve been kicking around?  Does it fall into one of the three categories below? If so….. it’s time to make your idea a reality!  The Saguache County Commissioners invite you to apply for a Sales Tax Grant through our official website at https://saguachecounty.colorado.gov/saguache-county-sales-tax-grant (https://saguachecounty.colorado.gov/saguache-county-sales-tax-grant)  To make it even easier……Individuals and Agencies will need to complete the grant application ONLINE ONLY.


Funding Ideas Must Fall Under One Of These Three Categories!  (Awarded Grants Range From $500 - $7,500)
·      Youth and Senior Services and Programs
·      Alternative Energy Projects and/or Business/Job Creation Opportunities
·      Emergency Services, Public Health and Safety
The Saguache County Sales Tax Grant was established through a ballot initiative that created a fund to distribute to individuals, groups and organizations to better the Saguache County Community as a whole.  This funding is derived from a 1% sales tax on most goods sold in Saguache County.


Don’t hesitate!  The grant application deadline is 3:00pm on Friday August 9, 2024!  All applications must be submitted ONLINE ONLY to meet the 3:00pm deadline, as stated above, Go Now!  Visit our website at https://saguachecounty.colorado.gov/saguache-county-sales-tax-grant (https://saguachecounty.colorado.gov/saguache-county-sales-tax-grant) and apply for that grant!  Let’s continue working together to make Saguache County a great place to live, work and play!

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PRESS RELEASE: Coffee with your County Commissioner!

Greetings Saguache County Resident and Veterans. The Saguache County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) announces Coffee with your County Commissioner.

Once a month the Commissioners will be available to meet and greet and speak to residents about issues in the county.  The SCVSO will be available to meet Veterans and/or Veteran families to address Veteran concerns.

The schedule is as follows; Beginning March 14th, 2024

Center              2nd Thursday each month           Saguache County Dept. of          Com. Thompson 

                        9 – 10 am                     Social Services, 220 Worth Street, Center, NW corner office.

Saguache          4th Thursday each month           Saguache Senior Center             Com. Marron

                        12 (noon)- 1 pm                        605 Christy Ave, Saguache

Refreshments will be available 

All are welcome to attend.

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Saguache County Employee Appreciation Awards

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Photo 1: Regina Swartz (10 Years of Service), Photo 2: Tammy Kaiser (5 Years of Service), Photo 3: Annette Archuleta (10 Years of Service) , Photo 4: Tiffany Smith (CDE School Nurse Yearly Inspection with a Perfect Score Mountain Valley School District)
Photo 1: Regina Swartz (10 Years of Service), Photo 2: Tammy Kaiser (5 Years of Service), Photo 3: Annette Archuleta (10 Years of Service) , Photo 4: Tiffany Smith (CDE School Nurse Yearly Inspection with a Perfect Score at Mountain Valley School District)

Safe Routes to School Project

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Photo 1: Safe Routes to School Project Banner
The sign is white with black and green text, and it’s mounted on two metal posts. The backdrop features a natural setting with trees and overcast skies. The sign lists the project collaborators, which include Crestone Charter School, Baca Grande Property Owners Association, Town of Crestone, Eastern San Luis Valley Trails Coalition (ESLVTC), Saguache County Government, and San Luis Valley Great Outdoors (SLV GO!). Each collaborator’s name is accompanied by a logo.
Photo 2: Safe Routes to School Project Ribbon Cutting
A group of individuals stands outdoors holding a banner that reads “SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROJECT – Phase 1” with additional text below that is partially obscured. The group appears to be participating in a ceremonial ribbon-cutting event, The setting includes trees and mountains in the background, suggesting a rural or natural location.
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2024 Saguache County Holidays
Monday, Janaury 1 - New Year Day Holiday
Monday, January 15 - Martin Luther King's Birthday
Monday, February 19 - Presidents Day
Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day
Wednesday, June 19 - Juneteenth National Independence Day 
Thursday, July 4 - 4th of July
Monday, September 2 - Labor Day
Monday, October 14 - Indigenous People Day
Monday, November 11 - Veteran Day (Observed) 
Thursday, November 28 - Thanksgiving Day 
Friday, November 29 - Day After Thanksgiving 
Tuesday, December 24 - Christmas Eve Holiday

Wednesday, December 25 - Christmas Holiday

 

 

 

 

Week 26 - June 2024
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